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Puppy won't create a pup_save.2fs file upon shutdown
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mrallaire

Joined: 04 Jan 2009
Posts: 23

PostPosted: Mon 13 Feb 2012, 03:28    Post_subject:  Puppy won't create a pup_save.2fs file upon shutdown  

Hello,

I'm trying to get Puppy Linux Lupu 528 working on a new computer. There is no prompt when I shutdown/reboot to save settings in a pup_save.2fs file. When I reboot, the screen goes blank. 60 seconds later it reboots. No prompt, no messages, nothing. Consequently, I loose all changes such as newly installed applications.

I haven't used Puppy Linux since version 411, on my old computer. I couldn't get certain software working in those days, so I've been using Ubuntu ever since. I now have a new computer. Asus M4A87TD EVO motherboard.

I've tried using just the live cd, a frugal hard drive install using the installation program in puppy after booting up with the live cd, and a frugal hard drive install copying the puppy files to the drive.

One difference is I am using the newer GRUB as the bootloader. I don't think this would have effected the live cd however.

Xubunu 64 bit is on sda1 along with GRUB2.
I tried to install Puppy to sda7.

Here is my GRUB2 script:

#!/bin/sh -e
echo "Adding Puppy Linux"
cat << EOF
#
menuentry "Puppy Linux 528 Frugal" {
set root=(hd0,7)
rootnoverify (hd0,7)
linux /puppy528/vmlinuz pmedia=atahd psubdir=puppy528
initrd /puppy528/initrd.gz
}
EOF

I tried the script without the rootnoverify, and without pmedia=atahd, but still no luck.

Please help!!! I miss having a Puppy.
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Sylvander

Joined: 15 Dec 2008
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Location: West Lothian, Scotland, UK

PostPosted: Mon 13 Feb 2012, 05:59    Post_subject: Re: Puppy won't create a pup_save.2fs file upon shutdown  

mrallaire wrote:
There is no prompt when I shutdown/reboot to save settings in a pup_save.2fs file.

Whenever that happens to me [not often]...
I install PupsaveConfig [during the 1st or subsequent session?][I keep various PET files on a Flash Drive], and use that to make a pupsave in a location of my choice...
And only then reboot for the 1st time.
[Every session without a pupsave is like a 1st session]
p.s. I normally make it ext3.

The pupsave can be moved around after being created [to get it into the perfect storage location], or in any later session.
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mrallaire

Joined: 04 Jan 2009
Posts: 23

PostPosted: Mon 13 Feb 2012, 12:09    Post_subject: That fixed it!  

Thank-you Sylvander, that fixed the problem. pupsaveconfig works great.

It also led me to another observation. The monitor powers-down as soon as I shutdown/reboot. I suspect that I was prompted to create a pup_save file, but did not see it. Puppy then timed out after 1 minute and shut down.

Turning the monitor on/off again did not do anything.

Does anyone know how to fix this monitor problem?
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